Thursday, 27 August 2020

Fashion Trends Making A Comeback In 2020 And How To Wear Them

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This past year has been interesting (read, insane) in a number of ways, so it’s probably no surprise that many old, forgotten fashion trends are back in style.

In the fashion world, trends come and go, which is why these styles are all tried and tested. Just because they were popular once, doesn’t mean that modern fashionistas know how to wear them, which is why we’ve put together this handy guide.


As 2020 is starting to feel like an extract from a fantasy novel, it’s fitting that steampunk clothing is now back in fashion. Many influencers and fashion fans now incorporate this quirky combination of Victorian garb and science fiction gear into their wardrobes and use it to make a statement. Not everyone creates full outfits out of this style, but even incorporating a few pieces into your looks could make an incredible difference. Steampunk clothing can be hard to style, so take a look at sites like Steampunker to check out the latest gear and how you can make it look amazing.


Neon never really goes away, but it just lies dormant. Then, every few years it resurfaces and becomes part of the fashion world again, only to fade back into obscurity. In 2020, a year in which most music festivals and celebrations are either cancelled or postponed and life is generally hard, people are bringing back the neon. When you’re trying out the neon trend, start small, with neon nail polish or a striking statement accessory. If you jump headlong into the neon look and cover yourself in bold colours from head to toe, then you might go over the top and look like a hungover Glastonberry goer. Start small and build up your collection of unique and trendy neon clothes.

Plaid And Flannel

Thanks to the pandemic, comfort is the name of the fashion game in 2020, which is why plaid and flannel are back in full force, so embrace your inner lumberjack and incorporate plaid into your wardrobe. Consider a comfy flannel shirt or a warm plaid winter coat to keep out the chill as the weather turns cold. Burberry has even released a face mask in the brand’s signature check print, so you can stay safe and look chic. There are loads of products, colours and styles of plaid and flannel for you to choose from, so you’ll always be able to find the plaid clothes and accessories that you love.

Bucket Hats

The favourite of trendy hip-hop artists and fishermen alike, bucket hats are back in style this year. While 2019 was the year of the slouchy beanie, 2020 means donning your trusty bucket hat. Find a designer bucket hat to show off your style credentials, and then pair it with the latest branded streetwear. Avoid the dreaded hat hair by tucking your locks under your on-trend headwear, or choosing a loose-fitting bucket hat that won’t leave an unsightly mark on your hair.

Socks And Sandals

Grandad chic is back; as if 2020 couldn’t get any worse, socks and sandals are back in fashion. If you want to try out socks and sandals, then make sure that both are high-quality and either a bold style or made by a designer brand. Cheap, poorly made socks and sandals will look like you accidentally adopted the look when you got dressed in a hurry, whereas quality products will show that you’re on-trend and embracing this unusual look.  

Incorporating bygone styles into your outfits is a great way to mix-up your looks. This list contains a selection of the surprising fashion trends and garments that are returning to prominence in 2020, so you can find the ones that suit your style.